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Four new fires over weekend

There were no new fires in the Northwest Region yesterday but four new ones reported on Saturday.

Fort Frances fire #5 is a 0.2 hectare blaze located north of Kaiashkons Lake. It is being observed.

Kenora fire #30 is currently 5.7 ha. and not under control. The fire is located south of Turtle Lake.

Gymnastics academy needs votes

The Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy is the only local finalist in the Tbaytel for Good Community Fund competition and is seeking the district's help.

The Tbaytel for Good Community Fund aims to look to the people and communities in Tbaytel's neighbourhood to tell them about the good work happening all around them.

Legislative Assembly comes to school

A local school recently learned about the legislative process in Canada first-hand.

On Tuesday at St. Francis School, the Community Outreach Program of the Legislative Assembly took place to teach student's about Ontario's parliament.

“Our programs are typically linked to the school curriculum,” explained Stephanie Brousseau of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Pride Week wrap

Wave after wave of support came crashing through Fort Frances during the Pride Week festival and just because it is over, does not mean the tank is empty.

Now that Pride Week has finished, the momentum continues to build and keeps rolling forward.

“Pride is powered by public participation, and our tank is full,” said Borderland Pride co-chair Peter Howie.

Rainy Lake Square carries forward Thursday events

Thursday night entertainment has been brought to Rainy Lake Square each week since mid-May, thanks to the many sponsors who support the space.

Tbaytel, New Gold Inc., the Province of Ontario, Sunset Country Ford, Gillons' Insurance, and 93.1 The Border have all helped to make events possible.

As well, TD Bank is paying to run movies at the square this year.